Category: Tech News

Geek of the Week: UW’s Justin Chan uses computer science skills to democratize medical devices

Justin Chan. (UW Photo / Mark Stone) Whenever Justin Chan visited a hospital, he was surprised to see the physically large and expensive devices that are rolled around...

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Silicon Valley’s impact on America; National Day of Civic Hacking; and more

— Since Silicon Valley became home to the development of computer chips, tech has grown into something that’s seamlessly woven into just about everything we do. The...

Xnor teases an AI gizmo that’ll make sure grocery stores keep their shelves stocked

Xnor.ai’s shelf-monitoring system can provide alerts about out-of-stock items. (Xnor.ai Photo via Twitter) Artificial intelligence is coming to a grocery store shelf...

Headphone maker Human cuts majority of staff, including execs, seeks buyer 3 weeks after launch

Human launched its wireless headphones on Aug. 20, and quickly dropped the price from $399 to $259 based on consumer reaction. (Human Photo) Human, the Seattle startup...

Amazon to open new air hub for delivery planes in Dallas area next month

(GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Amazon is once again doubling down on its logistics network, with plans to open a new regional air hub in the Dallas area next month for...

Amazon to let anyone supply Alexa with answers; company promises safeguards against abuse

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Amazon today opened up its Alexa Answers program, which lets humans supply answers to queries that the digital brain can’t yet comprehend,...

Would you ditch your smartphone for Teracube? Tech vets offer sustainable, affordable alternative

The Teracube smartphone. (Teracube Photo) Just two days after yet another Apple event promoting another new iPhone, a small tech company in Redmond, Wash., called...

Slack gets a Dark Mode on desktop

(Slack Photo) Slack is adding Dark Mode to its desktop apps, doubling down on the feature that has become a major trend across the software world. Slack already offered...

Microsoft marketing chief to lead fundraising campaign for Seattle-area United Way branch

Leigh Toner and Chris Capossela will lead United Way King County’s fundraising campaign. (Microsoft Photo) Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela and his...

Nomad Go raises $2.7M to help brick-and-mortar businesses use AI to level field against online retail

(Nomad Go screen shot) Brick-and-mortar businesses are already up against the wall when it comes to competing against the technology that fuels online competitors. Nomad...